About Bathinda

Bathinda is a city and Municipal Corporation in the Southern part of Punjab. The city, named after the Bhati kings, is one of the oldest cities in Punjab, India, and the current administrative headquarters of Bathinda District. It is in northwestern India in the Malwa Region, 227 km west of the capital city of Chandigarh, and is the fifth-largest city of Punjab. Bathinda's nicknamed the 'City of Lakes', courtesy of the artificial lakes in the city. The first empress of India, Razia Sultan was imprisoned in the Qila Mubarak fort in Bathinda. Bathinda is the home of the Central University of Punjab and upcoming AIIMS. Bathinda is home to two modern thermal power plants, Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant and Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant at Lehra Mohabbat. The city has a fertilizer plant, a large oil refinery, Bathinda is home to two cement plants, Ambuja Cements and UltraTech Cement Limited. A zoo, and a historic Qila Mubarak fort. Bathinda is one of the largest food grain and cotton markets in northern India; the area around Bathinda is a prolific grape growing area. It is one of the leading cities in education in Punjab.
Qila Mubarak

Qila Mubarak is a historical monument in the heart of the city of Bathinda. It has been in existence from 90-110 AD in its current place and is the oldest surviving fort in India.
Takht Sri Damdama Sahib

Takht Sri Darbar Sahib Damdama Sahib, one of the five Takhts or Seat of temporal authority of Sikhism.
Bathinda Lake

Bathinda, known as the city of lakes, lies in the state of Punjab. It is also a favorite hangout for the locals, owing to the natural beauty and calm environment. The lake has turned into a prime area for leisurely activities like boating, shopping, family picnics, and street food.
Rose Garden

The Nightingale Rose Gardens in Bhatinda is a beautiful place with varieties of rose flowers spread over 10 acres of land is a great recreational spot in the city.
Chetak Park

The sprawling park in the cantonment, which is open to civilians also, is no less than an oasis and the only well-maintained place for recreation for the local population. There are exquisite gardens in the park, with a wide collection of flowering plants.
Mazaar of Peer Haji Rattan

Mazaar of Peer Haji Rattan is a popular religious center of Bathinda. According to legends, Baba Haji Rattan visited Mecca as an Ambassador of Raja Bhoj. While returning to India, he decided to settle down at Bathinda and meditate.
Bir Talab Zoological Garden

Varieties of birds and deer are the main attraction of the Bir Talab Zoo in Bathinda. Every year, the zoo is visited by thousands of visitors. The first place that welcomes the visitors of the zoo after they enter through the gate is the beautiful garden. Behind the garden, the birds’ enclosure is present.
Dhobi Bazaar

At Dhobi Bazaar you can shop whatever you want. It has a wide range of products from food to clothing.
Lakhi Jungle

Lakhi Jungle is situated 15 km from Bathinda, on the way to Muktsar. A forest having old Gurudwara enjoyed the Holy touches of Dhan Dhan Sahib Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj.
Best Time To Visit Bathinda

The best time to visit Bathinda is from September to March as it is ideal for sightseeing in and around apart from the temple visit.  In summers from March to June the city experience a maximum temperature ranging 43°C and a minimum temperature around 21°C. In Monsoons from July to September are city experiences moderate rainfall which is fairly unpredictable as the weather is predominantly dry throughout the year. Winters in the months of October to January with the temperature range around 26°C and the minimum temperature around 1°C. This season will be characterized by low temperatures and is generally pleasant weather.

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